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Excel files and C++

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


How i can read\export data within a C++ application to Excel files? I was found the xlslib project, but it only compiles with MingW on Windows. My target platform is windows (MVS2008)

How to&Answers:

If you’re stuck with unmanaged C++ and need to communicate directly with Excel you’ll need the COM automation interfaces. See the MSDN article link text

If you want the expressive power of the new managed interop, I think you may need to wrap your C++ code in an interop dll.


You can try this commercial library http://www.libxl.com, it works with Visual Studio 2008 and doesn’t require Microsoft Excel.


On windows, you can also give a try to ExcelFormat lib.

It doesn’t require Excel installed, and it’s very easy to use.